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Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:24 PM

Ask me anything...

Just relaxing, and I could use some company...

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Reply Ask me anything... (Original post)
Aristus Sep 2016 OP
NightWatcher Sep 2016 #1
Aristus Sep 2016 #2
NightWatcher Sep 2016 #3
Aristus Sep 2016 #4
NightWatcher Sep 2016 #5
LynneSin Sep 2016 #6
Aristus Sep 2016 #7
LynneSin Sep 2016 #13
lillypaddle Sep 2016 #8
Aristus Sep 2016 #9
lillypaddle Sep 2016 #10
Aristus Sep 2016 #11
LynneSin Sep 2016 #14
ailsagirl Sep 2016 #12
Aristus Sep 2016 #15
GreydeeThos Sep 2016 #16
cleveramerican Sep 2016 #17
Aristus Sep 2016 #19
Separation Sep 2016 #18
Aristus Sep 2016 #20
rurallib Sep 2016 #21
Aristus Sep 2016 #23
bigwillq Sep 2016 #22
Aristus Sep 2016 #24

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:33 PM

1. Why?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:35 PM

2. Very good!

That qualifies as 'anything'.

Because.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:39 PM

3. Do you think B88 8B8 would make a good license plate

number for someone who wanted to avoid having their tag number identified and reported to the police?

Imagine how hard it'd be to decipher from a distance.


Asking for a friend.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:43 PM

4. Yeah.

I know I had a hard time deciphering it just now. I thought it was BB8 - 8D8, which could be interpreted as a Star Wars reference.

Tell your friend to go for it...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:53 PM

5. I never make Star Wars references, I think all that Spock mind melt shit is stupid





My friend was a huge Trekkie and I used to love to conflate Wars and Trek into one community. Pissed him off more than HanSolo getting a Vulcan nerve pinch.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 03:03 PM

6. What if I decide that I do not want to ask you anything

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 03:04 PM

7. Sounds like you already did.

We're cool...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:42 PM

13. But I might change my mind and decide I didn't want to ask any questions

Then what?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 03:47 PM

8. Will I be able to stay awake

through the entire debate tonight? I'm 68, and I'm already tired.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:16 PM

9. Yes. Hillary will crush Trump into a million tiny, orange pieces.

You'll want to stay awake for that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:38 PM

10. Thanks!

You're better than having one of those 8-ball thingees.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:40 PM

11. Yeah, I get that a lot...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:44 PM

14. Like a bowl of Orange Skittles?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:40 PM

12. What is your learned opinion of drumpf?

And will you be watching tonight?

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:53 PM

15. I'm going to watch part of it tonight.

I've got a prior commitment starting at 7 PDT.

Trump is a not-very-bright, not-very-well-educated narcissist who has never has anyone tell him 'no' in any substantive discussion. He has had everything handed to him on a silver platter his whole life, so he has no idea how to make an effort in anything. He's not curious enough to study anything, much less important issues. And he is pathologically incapable of accepting that people will disagree with him.

Because he started out in life with a $200 million-dollar grubstake, he thinks he only has to show up and say the right thing in order to get what he wants. What he wants is as changeable as any overstimulated four year-old (witness his multiple marriages and uncounted affairs), and he's just cunning enough to know that outrage gets more attention than finely-honed rationality.

I don't think he wants the job of President. He wants the mention in the history books. He wants to be up there which such icons of Presidential gravitas as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. He knows that as it stands now, he'll be a pop cultural footnote after he's gone; mentioned as part of the squalid culture of reality TV and trashy, vulgar corporate figures.

I don't truly believe he thought he'd ever get this far. I think probably 95% of the outrageous things he says are an effort to get out of the election without having to quit. I think he wants some Federal judge or election watchdog to pull the plug so he can act like a victim.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:33 PM

16. Is there a quantifiable advantage of turbos over nitrous?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 06:22 AM

17. why do people dislike rainy days?

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Response to cleveramerican (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 09:30 AM

19. I don't know.

I love 'em. It's raining right now, and I'm loving being "closed in", so to speak. I don't have anywhere to be today, so I can relax and watch the rain outside my window.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 07:03 AM

18. A question that I get more than I like.

Did you ever have to kill anyone?

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Response to Separation (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 09:31 AM

20. No.

I crewed a tank in the Gulf in 1991. If my unit had been put into combat, then probably. Tank-to-tank slugging matches are a pretty impersonal way to kill people. If I had had to do it, I don't know how I would have felt.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 09:28 PM

21. Is the ask me anything still going on?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:15 PM

23. Sure.

Go ahead...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:09 PM

22. Favorite song at the moment? (nt)

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:17 PM

24. 'Nada" by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers (formerly The Refreshments.)

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